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Yellow Horned
Achlya flavicornis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1659 / 65.016

Morley's Final Catalogue: Occasionally taken in Suffolk. This species' apparent rarity may be in part owing to its early debut.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Sandlings and Breck areas with scattered records elsewhere.

Life history: Single brooded.

Identification: Early flight season and obvious yellow antennae are distinctive.

Habitats: Woodland, heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 28 (48%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/04/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
20/04/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
09/04/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
05/04/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
05/04/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation. Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Silver and Downy Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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